Your decisions make you.
The decisions you make today add up to make the you, you will be tomorrow. And they have a compound effect. They don’t just add up they multiply.
Making decisions is not just leading you somewhere it’s making you into someone.
Who do you want to be?
Proverbs 12:15 (ESV) The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
Do you want to be someone who makes wise decisions? In order to make wise decisions, many times you will need to listen.
Talk less – Listen more.
God gave you two ears and one mouth so that we would know the ratio at which we should use them – listen twice as often as you speak.
Luke 16:13 (ESV) No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
Do you want to be someone who serves God or money?
If you want to be someone who is fully devoted to God you will need to make daily decisions to obey Him. The decision you today will lead your heart to trust and love Him more.
You might have money and you might not. But you will definitely not serve it.
Proverbs 10:4 (ESV) A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Do you want to be rich or poor?
By rich, I don’t necessarily mean money but it can involve monetary wealth. But there are different kinds of rich. Rich in good deeds, knowledge, loving family, fruitful ministry, successful career, powerful prayer life, excellent witness, or lucrative business.
Choosing to be diligent today will lead to you becoming rich.
Proverbs 22:29 (ESV) Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.
Do you want your work to be something that is worth appreciating?
To be skillful requires many hours of choosing to do the work and do it right. Do don’t just gain skills overnight. They come over countless hours of doing what others are not willing to do. Skill comes with everyday decision to keep coming back whether you feel like it or not.
Indecision is a decision
A word of caution.
Following the logic that your decisions are leading you to be someone, means that you are always in motion.
Just because you choose to not decide doesn’t mean you don’t become someone.
You are always becoming someone.
You will just become the person full of regrets and the one who wears the “what-if?” t-shirt.
Don’t choose to not decide. And don’t do it alone.
Proverbs 15:22 (NIV) Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
Decision are very important because they are making you into the person you will be, so treat them with that kind of importance.
Bring wise people along that you trust to help you make those decisions.
Everything sounds good on paper or in theory everything works. It’s not until you put it to the test that you will find our if it really works. But that might be too late.
Wouldn’t it be better to learn from those who have been there done that?
Enlist some wise Godly people that you can bounce ideas off of. People that care about you and your future.
You’ll be surprised how much heart and how many headaches this one thing will save you from.
If nothing changes who will you become?
Don’t leave this to chance.
Make decisions. Especially when it seems hard.
Become the person God intended you to be.